Sustainable Development Working Paper Series

The Asian Development Bank Sustainable Development Working Paper Series highlights successful projects and good practices to promote quality, knowledge, and innovation for sustainable development. The series is a quick-disseminating, informal publication that seeks to provide information, generate discussion, and elicit comments.


  • Inspiring ADB’s Future: Better Results in a Dynamic Region 

    Thomas, Vinod (Asian Development Bank, 2015-06-26)
    The ADB’s Strategy 2020 of inclusion, environmental sustainability, and regional integration matches Asia and the Pacific’s growing socio-economic challenges. This paper threshes out ways to improve outputs and outcomes and to sustain results over time. ...
  • Potential and Prospects for Philanthropy in Implementing Post-2015 Development Goals 

    Chia, Audrey (Asian Development Bank, 2015-04-30)
    How can philanthropy continue to support development in Asia after 2015? This paper outlines the changing profile of philanthropists and developments in philanthropic practice, and suggests how philanthropy can be harnessed for sustainable development ...
  • Policy Enablers for New Wind Energy Markets 

    Jain, Pramod; An, Bo (Asian Development Bank, 2015-03-15)
    Accelerating wind development in new wind energy markets will require strong policy enablers in the areas of tariff, wind resource exploitation, grid integration, licensing, and others. This paper provides lessons learned from developed wind markets ...
  • Developing the Financial Sector and Expanding Market Instruments to Support a Post-2015 Development Agenda in Asia and the Pacific 

    Rao, Vivek (Asian Development Bank, 2015-03-12)
    In light of financing challenges in meeting the post-2015 development agenda, this paper explores market instruments for expanding finance for capital expansion and financial inclusion, as well as for disaster risk mitigation and climate change. With ...

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